Policemen, detainees flee as hoodlums set newly-renovated police headquarters on fire

Policemen, detainees flee as hoodlums set newly-renovated police headquarters on fire

- Imo state has been thrown into pandemonium following the activities of suspected thugs

- The hoodlums burnt down the police headquarters in Aboh Mbaise

- The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday, February 25, forcing policemen on duty to run away

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Suspected hoodlums have once again attacked a police facility in the southeast creating fear and panic among residents.

The Punch reports that thugs on Thursday night, February 25, razed Aboh Mbaise divisional police headquarters in Imo state.

The attack caused policemen on duty, detained suspects, and natives to flee into nearby bushes as the hoodlums carried out the arson.

Insecurity: Cops flee as hoodlums set Imo police station ablaze
Police headquarters in Imo state was set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. Photo credit: @daily_trust
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Sources speaking to the newspaper said the hoodlums arrived with inflammable objects and threw them at the police station. They left a few minutes after the facility caught fire.

File and documents belonging to the police were sadly lost in the fire.

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In another report by Daily Trust, the police facility was just renovated after thugs burnt it during the EndSARS protest took place in 2020.

The policemen on duty engaged the hoodlums who arrived at about 7 pm in four vehicles, in a shoot-out until they ran away. However, one of the policemen sustained injuries.

Orlando Ikeokwu, a police spokesperson for the state command, confirmed the attack saying no policeman died.

This unfortunate incident is coming a few days after 2 policemen were killed in Ekwulobia, headquarters of Aguata local government area of Anambra state.

The suspects reportedly carted away the arms of the officers after they opened fire on the officers who were stationed at a checkpoint in the area when the hoodlums attacked.

Hoodlums attack police station

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that suspected hoodlums attacked the World Bank Housing Estate Police Station, Abayi in Aba, and carted away weapons.

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The police station was burnt in the attack which reportedly occurred on Tuesday, February 23, around 2 am.

The attack took the police by surprise and has created more tension in the city, as officers are working in fear.

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Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a Legit.ng journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.

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